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  • Years Active

    2006 – present (12 years)

  • Founded In

    Auckland, Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

KERRETTA European tour dates for 2012!

08.02. Berlin (GER) About:blank
10.02. Bytom (PL), Bytomskie Centrum Kultury
12.02. Bardejov (SK), Angel's Pub
13.02. Budapest (HUN), Szabad az A
14.02. Kecskemet (HUN) Kilele Music Cafe
15.02. Ljubljana, (SLI)) Channel 0 w/ EMPHASIS (Hr)
16.02. Graz (AT), Club Wakuum
17.02. Chemnitz (GER), Weltecho w/ Arms and Sleepers
18.02. Offenbach (GER), Hafen 2
19.02. Strasbourg (FR), Le Mudd Club
20.02. Liege (BEL), Inside Out w/ Morning Dead and Ilydaen
21.02. Le Havre (FR), Mac Daid's
22.02. Besancon (FR), Les Passagers du ZInc
23.02. Freiburg (GER), White Rabbit w/ Bombee
24.02. Esslingen (GER), Komma
25.02. Leipzig (GER), Uschis Hardcore-Imbe
26.02. Hamburg (GER), Hafenklang
27.02. Münster (GER), Gleis 22 w/ Leatherface, Rackets
28.02. Zwolle, (NL), Eureka w/ Captain, Your Ship Is Sinking (CYSIS)
29.02. Metz (FR), La Lucarne
01.03. Siegen (GER), Vortex
02.03. Mannheim (GER), JuZ
03.03. Braunschweig (GER), Nexus w/ Abrakadabra

This blistering instrumental three-piece from the hinterlands of Auckland, New Zealand has enchanted audiences with its rhythmic onslaught since 2006.
Described variously as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments, the trio have carved out a unique brand of dark rock that is scattered with melodic hooks.

Their catchy, sometimes ambient brand of molten-core will appeal to fans of Swans and Bailterspace, but discerning listeners will know the trio peddle a uniquely atmospheric take on angular rock. A performance in January 2009 at The Big Day Out festival helped them go on to share stages with Explosions In The Sky, Jakob and more recently North American band, The Breeders.

Their 12" on coloured grey vinyl entitled "Antient" features 4 exclusive tracks recorded in Port Chalmers, New Zealand with one of the kings of audio interference, Dale Cotton, and was released on December 8 2008. Their debut 7" "Death in the Future" as well as "Antient" are in stores now in New Zealand, Europe, North America or,, and for digital download. Also available on the very limited edition 12" compilation entitled "Effectuation" is their track "Shoot This Messenger". This track is only available on this 12" and digital download from itunes and Kerretta additionally remixed Pitch Black's "Bird Soul" for their 2009 remix LP.

“Listen to this and make sure you turn up the volume.” (Flying Nun record label founder Roger Shepherd on Kerretta's debut album 'Vilayer'.)

The band's triumphant debut LP Vilayer was released in NZ during the last half of 2009 – and was nominated for the 2010 Taite Music Prize - the New Zealand equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Awards for song-writing achievement.

Kerretta have completed an introductory tour of the USA, playing shows across the country and gaining new fans at each stop during March/April 2010. Their 'Vilayer' album is available in the USA through Carrot Top Distro and was released in Europe by the Golden Antenna label on May 28th, 2010, to widespread European critical acclaim.
Kerretta have released their impressive 2nd LP 'Saansilo' and it is available now, also from Golden Antenna.

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